Summer Sounds is a free, all-ages, sunset concert series happening Friday nights in June and July! Featuring an energetic lineup of multi-genre talents, this specially curated program brings some of Southern California’s most unique and eclectic artists to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. What better way to spend a summer evening than by bringing your beach chairs, picnic blankets, enjoying libations and light bites from George’s Café and dancing the night away!
About the Artist
Composer Marcus Norris founded South Side Symphony with the idea "What if orchestras didn't exist, and were invented today by a young Black man?" He describes the sound as “like a younger, more ‘ratchet’ version of The Roots, accompanied by lush live strings and horns.” The mostly-Black orchestra has performed with Chloe x Halle, Andra Day, played on several film scores, and most recently recorded their first live album through a weekend of three sold-out shows in North Hollywood. After hearing South Side Symphony perform under Marcus's Musical Direction at the 2022 Wearable Art Gala, Beyoncé asked Marcus to orchestrate several songs for her and 50-piece orchestra as part of her surprise 2023 Dubai return to live performance. The orchestra's motto is “Our Music in Our Time,” because we know nobody can tell our stories like we can.
All concert goers must reserve a free ticket to attend. This is a casual outdoor concert in an open plaza without seating. Audience members should bring their own folding chairs or picnic blankets as these will not be provided by the Center. Seating location is unassigned and first come first served.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase at George’s Café. Concert goers are welcome to bring their own refreshments, however outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, barbecues, and food preparation are not permitted on the Plaza.
The Plaza can get chilly with occasional strong breezes. Please bring a warm sweater or jacket to ensure maximum comfort during the performance.
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